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To date, most efforts to quantify global carbon fluxes have focused on high latitude temperate and polar regions. The conference will address the different components of the carbon pump, discuss what challenges remain in identifying and quantifying these pumps, and evaluate integrated, state-of-the-art observational and modeling approaches to resolving processes under extreme conditions, specifically in the tropical ocean.

Because KAUST has the Red Sea, one of the warmest oligotrophic seas, at its doorstep, it provides a natural laboratory for studying these processes in what likely characterizes the future tropical ocean. Thus, it offers opportunities to study the fate of organic carbon under these extreme conditions.

The goal of the conference is to gain a better understanding of the biological carbon pump’s major components, taking into consideration their multiple drivers.



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Registration for participants will be open until midnight on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Note that for those who are willing to do a presentation, the deadline for the abstract is Friday 12th March.

* Registration is closed.

The content of the conference will consist of different sessions with keynote speakers, 15 minutes and 3 minutes presentation sessions. Given the diverse time zones involved, the presentations will be pre-recorded and available for playback.